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Jul 31, 2014 — You can use a 3-D printer to craft yourself a cellphone case, a toy car or a new trachea. This week's innovation introduces 3-D printed high heels, and the print-and-wear fad as a growing trend.
Jul 31, 2014 — Developers hope technology can help stop sexual assaults on campus — or at least provide students with easier access to resources.
Jul 30, 2014 — With a bucket for a body and foam noodles for limbs, hitchBOT is a story-telling, story-collecting, hitchhiking robot invented by two professors. And it's just embarked on a trip across Canada.
Jul 30, 2014 — Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."
Jul 30, 2014 — The company's move to break its app in two is costing it the users who loved Foursquare the most. "Why do I need two apps when I had one that provided both services?" asked one user.
 
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Great Lakes "Fishcam" Gets You to the Bottom of Things

If you've ever been curious about what goes on at the bottom of the world's largest lake, you can take a look for yourself--and you don't even have to get wet.

A device called the "fishcam" is sitting under 35 feet of water in Lake Superior and it's now sending pictures to the Internet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris Julin has the story.  Go to full article

Clean Energy Business Park Planned

Upstate New York will soon be the home of a clean energy business park. It'll be one of the first business parks in the U.S. specifically designed for companies that develop clean energy technology. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brodie has more.  Go to full article

Regional Effects of Global Warming

Some scientists in the Great Lakes basin are looking at how global warming might be affecting the region.The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Ag Department Using More Farm Grown Fuels

The Department of Agriculture is expanding its use of alternative fuels generated by farms. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article
Mobility Engineering's Snowpod in action.

Mobility Engineering Helps the Physically-Disabled To Go Where None Have Gone Before

David Sommerstein talks with Peter Rieke, founder of Mobility Engineering, a business that builds adaptive mobility devices for people with physical disabilities. Rieke was...  Go to full article

GM Works on Home Fuel Cell Technology

GM is working on a new, environmentally friendly way to power homes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Poorman reports.  Go to full article

New Pollution Monitoring Equipment Better and Cheaper

Industry and regulatory agencies are often using decades-old technology to monitor pollution. But a new government report indicates a much better job could be done--often for...  Go to full article

Improved Ethanol Production Technique Could Be Boon to Farm Economy

Government researchers may have found a cheaper way to produce ethanol. That could become a major boon to Midwest farmers. Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl reports.  Go to full article

Power Grid Groans Under Heat Wave Load

New York's power supply is expected to break a new record peak level today as the hot weather saps energy from the power grid. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Still No Price Spike Protection for NYS Energy Market

Officials at New York's power grid still haven't obtained permission they say is needed to prevent generators from manipulating the market.  Go to full article

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